Traveltech startup Omio announces partnership with KAYAK, a leading travel search engine

Omio, Europe’s leading multi-modal travel booking platform, today announced its partnership with KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine. The collaboration means that anyone using the KAYAK web platform will get direct access to Omio’s thousands of European rail and bus partners. The partnership is live in seven markets and across all of KAYAK’s travel price comparison brands, which include KAYAK, momondo, SWOODOO, Checkfelix, Mundi and HotelsCombined.

As Omio and the travel industry as a whole emerge from the current crisis period, companies are trying to understand changing customer needs and to accommodate them. With safety and sustainability set to be increasingly front-of-mind for future travellers, this latest partnership will provide customers with more flexibility and choice across different modes of transport, when booking their next trip.

Julian Persaud, Omio’s Chief Commercial Officer commented: “We see that consumers require more options when considering their next trip, now more than ever. With this partnership, KAYAK users will be able to compare rail and bus tickets across European routes and book their tickets directly on the Omio platform.”

Laure Bornet, VP & General Manager of KAYAK EMEA commented: “As the world’s leading travel search engine, we remain focused on providing an excellent experience for travellers across multiple modes of transportation; flights, cars, trains and buses. Through our partnership with Omio, we will give travellers access to a vast amount of ground transport options that allow them to get from A to B with their preferred mode of travel.” 

Omio is a travel app and platform that allows people to find and book trains, buses and flights in one place. Partnering with over 800 transport operators across Europe, the US and Canada, Omio is revolutionising the travel planning experience, providing customers with more choice, transparent pricing and easier booking. Omio lets travellers search for any location, including cities, towns and villages, showing the best possible transport combinations while eliminating the need to visit multiple websites to plan an entire trip. The travel startup was founded as GoEuro in 2013 and rebranded to become Omio in 2019. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, it has more than 350 employees from 45 different countries. Its most recent funding round, totalling €83.7 million was announced in August 2020, and earlier last year, the startup also launched in the US and Canada, making up 10% of its customer base.